Learning what’s possible: Daniel Colón-Ríos
Second year MD/PhD student Daniel Colón-Ríos first came to Yale the summer after his sophomore year, when he was a student at the University of Puerto Rico — Mayaguez Campus studying chemistry. During a summer research program run by Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, now known as the Yale Biomed Amgen Scholars Program, he worked in the lab of Faye Rogers, PhD, associate professor of therapeutic radiology and associate director of the MD/PhD program. “I got a concrete perspective on what the MD/PhD program is, and I came back the next summer and decided to apply to programs in the U.S.,” Colón-Ríos said.
New Program Brings Meharry Medical Students into the ‘Yale Family’
Six students were selected from Meharry Medical College, an historically Black medical school in Nashville, in a program designed by Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to provide them with research experience and career advancing networking opportunities. The students will work alongside Yale faculty members and residents, begin building networks, and deepen their understanding of careers paths in psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neuroscience.
PATHS helps students from underrepresented backgrounds realize med school dreams
Nelson Perez Catalan discovered he was interested in pursuing science while working at a student job at the University of Oregon cleaning glass in the labs. He found himself drawn to research around the brain, and thought about pursuing an MD/PhD, but there was no medical school at his university and as a transplant from Chile, he says much of the U.S. college process was mystifying to him. Then he learned about PATHS, or Program to Advance Training in Health and Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.
Balancing the curriculum
For most of its history, the School of Medicine was a place where young white men learned from older white men. Those days are gone. Black men and women trickled into the medical school in the middle of the 20th century. By the 1990s, women made up half of each medical school class and the presence of minority students was increasing.
School of Medicine Hosts First Look Immersion Program to Increase Student Diversity
Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity (DICE) hosted ten premedical counselors and 19 students from six historically black colleges and universities and four University of Puerto Rico campuses for a First Look Immersion Weekend in October. DICE believes this outreach is important so that students who may not be considering YSM— either because they think they would not qualify for admission or would not fit in—seriously consider it.
Inaugural Q-Med Conference Generates Enthusiasm and a Capacity Crowd
Gender- and sexual-minority students in the health care professions from across the United States and other countries gathered at Yale School of Medicine March 30 and 31 for the first annual Q-Med conference, a meeting organized to address the role of leadership in the LGBTQI+ health care community.
On the Air with Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako
Something about Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako sets one at ease. Perhaps it’s his disarming posture, or his warmth, intelligence, and candor. Maybe it’s his sincere passion for equity—always a welcome sight in a doctor. Or maybe it’s a combination, along with other, less tangible attributes.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
YSM's Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity Hosts Over 400 College Students Interested in Health Profession Careers
More than 400 undergraduates interested in careers in health care, with backgrounds that are underrepresented in many health professions, filled Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Harkness Auditorium on July 9, for the Pre-Health Conference and Recruitment Fair.
Yale School of Medicine and Quinnipiac Partner on Arts & Anatomy Science Academy for New Haven Public School Students
What can you create with two long colorful “bendy straws,” two small plastic bags, cardboard, and tape? The respiratory system, as well as lots of excitement and curiosity among the 20 New Haven public school students in grades three through eight participating in the Arts & Anatomy Science Academy (AASA). Co-sponsored by Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, this pilot is part of Yale University’s Pathways to Science Program.
Faculty, students honored for LGBTQI curriculum innovation
Two faculty members and two students at the School of Medicine will receive the 2017 NEGEA Innovation Award in May from the Northeast Group on Educational Affairs. The award goes to NEGEA-affiliated schools who have developed an outstanding innovative approach to medical education.
Student honored for her advocacy in LGBTQI issues
Nicole “Nix” Sitkin, a third-year medical student, will receive the 2017 LGBT Health Achievement Award from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association at AMSA's 67th Annual Convention and Exposition in Washington, D.C., in February.
Civil rights scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw to receive Winslow Medal
Civil rights scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, whose work has been foundational in two fields of study she coined and developed – critical race theory and intersectionality – will be presented with the C.-E.A. Winslow Medal, the Yale School of Public Health’s highest honor, at a ceremony Feb. 3 at Harkness Auditorium.
Yale honors girl who had cops called on her for spraying lanternflies
Yale University on Friday honored a scientist who is just 9 years old. Bobbi Wilson is fascinated by bugs, but last year, her mission to catch spotted lanternflies captured national attention. Bradley Blackburn reports for CBS2.Source: CBS News, New York
Cardiologists push for a more diverse, inclusive healthcare workforce
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionately negative impact on racially and ethnically diverse patient populations. Inspired by this trend, representatives from the Association of Black Cardiologists hosted a virtual roundtable focused on increasing diversity in the healthcare workforce and improving patient care.Source: Cardiovascular Business